High School 101 7 period day – 6 classes and 1 period for lunch/homeroom School begins at 8:20 and ends at 3:30 56 minute class periods with 6 minutes in b/w classes Progress Report every 6 weeks Final grades posted at the conclusion of each semester Yearlong Course = 1.0 credits One Semester Course =.5 credits Grading Scale: A (90-100) B (80-89) C (70-79) 7 additional points are added to a final grade higher than 70 in approved Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses
High School 101-Grading In Middle School grades are calculated using the system of averages. Example 8 th grade English *Semester 1- 60 *Semester 2-80 *Yearly average- 70 (student passes class) In High School grades are not averaged… Each semester is independent. Example 9 th grade English *Semester 1- 60 *Semester 2- 80 *No yearly average (student fails 1 st semester)
High School 101 High School Credits from Middle School Students can earn HS credits for math and/or world languages: 7th and 8 th grade world language equals 1.0 high school credit. Students/Parents may choose to accept or deny the credit and retake the course in high school.* High school credits earned in middle school are not included in HOPE Scholarship GPA calculations * More information will come from the Middle School at the end of the school year.
High School 101 Balance Pitfalls Failure to communicate with teachers Inability to grasp the impact of zero’s Organizational Skills Positives Involvement New Experiences Maturity
Graduation Requirements CLASS of 2019: 23 Credits Required English – 4 credits Math – 4 credits Science – 4 credits Social Studies – 3 credits CTE/World Language/Fine Arts* – 3 credits *Note: 2 or 3 years of World Language credits may be required for college admission Health/Personal Fitness – 1 credit (each.5) Electives – 4 credits
Instructional Levels Balance Utilize current teachers (8 th ) to help make the best academic placement choices - but, remember, balance! Make choices and stay with them Regular/On Level Honors Advanced Placement (AP)Balance Coursework
My Four Year English Plan Freshman Year Sophomore Year Junior Year Senior Year English 4 Units 9 th lit/comp10 th lit/comp11 th American lit/comp World lit/ Multicultural lit Freshman Year Sophomore Year Junior Year Senior Year English 4 Units 9 th lit/comp Honors10 th lit/comp Honors11 th American lit/comp Honors World lit/ Multicultural lit or College English Freshman Year Sophomore Year Junior Year Senior Year English 4 Units 9 th lit/comp Honors10 th lit/comp HonorsAP LangAP Lit Or College English
My Four Year Math Plan Freshman Year Sophomore Year Junior Year Senior Year Math 4 Units CCGPS Coordinate Algebra CCGPS Analytic Geometry CCGPS Advanced Algebra CCGPS Pre-Calculus Freshman Year Sophomore Year Junior Year Senior Year Math 4 Units CCGPS Accelerated Coordinate Algebra Honors CCGPS Accelerated Analytic Geometry Honors CCGPS Accelerated Pre-Calculus Honors AP Calculus AB or BC Or AP Statistics Freshman Year Sophomore Year Junior Year Senior Year Math 4 Units CCGPS Accelerated Analytic Geometry Honors CCGPS Accelerated Pre-Calculus Honors AP Calculus AB or BCMultivariable Calculus GA Tech Distance Learning
My Four Year Science Plan AP SCIENCE ELECTIVES AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Environmental Science AP Physics B AP Physics C SCIENCE ELECTIVES Astronomy Chemistry Earth Systems Environmental Science Honors Human Anatomy Forensics Freshman Year Sophomore Year Junior Year Senior Year Science 4 Units BiologyPhysical Science Or Chemistry Science Elective Or Physics Science Elective Or Physics Freshman Year Sophomore Year Junior Year Senior Year Science 4 Units Biology HonorsChemistry Or Chemistry Honors AP Science Or Physics AP Science Or Physics
My Four Year Social Studies Plan AP SOCIAL STUDIES ELECTIVES AP Government US (.5) AP Government Comparative (.5) AP Human Geography AP Psychology AP Microeconomics (.5) AP Macroeconomics (.5) Freshman Year Sophomore Year Junior Year Senior Year Social Studies 3 Units American Government 1 semester (.5) World HistoryUS HistoryEconomics 1 semester (.5) Freshman Year Sophomore Year Junior Year Senior Year Social Studies 3 Units AP Government Year (1.0) AP World HistoryAP US HistoryAP Economics Year (1.0)
My Four Year World Language Plan World Language, Fine Art or Career Tech 3 Units required for graduation Note: 2 or 3 years of World Language credits may be required for college admission Four Languages offered – Chinese, French, Latin, and Spanish Honors Courses available in level 2 and higher Freshman Year Sophomore Year Junior Year Senior Year 3 UnitsLevel 1Level 2Level 3Level 4 Freshman Year Sophomore Year Junior Year Senior Year 3 UnitsLevel 2 Or Level 2 Honors Level 3 Or Level 3 Honors Level 4 Or Level 4 Honors AP Spanish AP French AP Latin
Music Opportunities BAND Jazz Band 1 Fall Marching Band Percussion Ensemble Color Guard Symphonic Band Wind Ensemble CHORUS Beginning Women’s Chorus Intermediate Mixed Chorus Advanced Women’s Chorus Advanced Mixed Chorus ORCHESTRA Concert Strings Sinfonietta Camerata Chamber Orchestra *AP Music Theory
Art Opportunities Introduction to Art (prerequisite) Design Fundamentals (prerequisite) Drawing & Painting Sculpture Ceramics Photography Art History AP 2D Design AP 3D Design AP Drawing Portfolio
English Elective Opportunities Fundamentals of Theatre Acting 1 & 2 Musical Theater Speech & Forensics (Debate) Yearbook – The Current Newspaper – The Speculator Literary Magazine – Chrysalis
Physical Education Electives General PE Rec Games Outdoor Education Body Sculpting Weight Training Personal Fitness* *Required for Graduation
CTAE Opportunities at CHS Interactive Media – Web Design Financial Management - Accounting Business Marketing & Fashion Marketing Architecture Engineering and Technology Graphic Design Therapeutic Services – Healthcare Science Transportation Logistical Support - Automotive
Sample Schedule 1. 9 th Lit./Comp 2. Biology 3. CCGPS Accelerated Coordinate Algebra H 4. French I 5. Homeroom/Lunch 6. Health/American Government 7. Elective
Academic Assistance Teacher Help Sessions Tutoring Center Recovery Talk to your Parents/Guardians, Teachers, Counselor, and Administrator! We are here to support you!
Counseling Services Individual Counseling Short-Term Crisis Intervention Post-Secondary Educational Planning Career Planning Scheduling & Graduation Status Classroom Guidance Peer Mediation Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences School Social Worker College & Career Center Resources
Closing Thoughts Students are responsible for the information in the student handbook. Students must be in class on time. Students may carry a backpack in school. All students stay on campus for lunch. There is a dress code. Freshmen are eligible to try out for sports. Teachers have high expectations. Students will make new friends.
Keys to Being Successful at CHS Choose realistic and balanced schedule Have a plan of attack (GOALS) Push yourself to be the best Stay involved or get involved Understand you have a VOICE